On this week's show... * Domestic workers in New York and California speak out about the challenges found in their line of employment and the organizing efforts to better their situations * The struggle against the new casino continues... this time on the Northside * Updates on the South Central Farm in Los Angeles and the Shell to Sea Campaign in Ireland * A new group in Pittsburgh is organizing to fight racism and recognize white privilege * and more in our local and global headlines Topics: Rustbelt Radio, racism, domestic workers, Ireland, South Central Farm, Pittsburgh
On this week's show... * We'll find out about a new report on harassment and bullying by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network and advice from local activists on starting gay-straight alliances and creating safer spaces for LGBTQ teens. * Straight from the Picket, we'll hear from Irish Residents who are fighting a Shell pipeline in their community * New Jersey residents petition against felon disenfranchisement * Another town in Pennsylvania has adopted a racist, anti-immigrant... Topics: Rustbelt Radio, GLBTQ, Shell, Ireland, prisons, disenfranchisement, Altoona, racism, labor
On this week's show... * Is Pittsburgh really America's most livable city? Community groups, organizations and individuals gathered to discuss disparities in the Allegheny County region * from Ireland, an update on arrests in the Shell to Sea campaign * the Newark rebellion - forty years later, denouncing police violence and commemorating people's resistance * Race, Class, Food and You - a lecture by Breeze Harper * and more in our local and global headlines Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, dyke march, Shell to Sea, Ireland, Newark, Breeze Harper, murals
On this week's show... * Rustbelt Radio talks to local non-profit Global Links about shipping medical supplies from Pittsburgh to needy hospitals in other parts of the world. * Global Justice activist and author Vandana Shiva speaks about Creativity, Compassion, and Social Change * two stories from Philadelphia: an annual punk festival is shut down by police, and unions take on the telecom giant Verizon * a small town in Pennsylvania is imposing extreme new laws against immigrants * and more in... Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Hazleton, Lebanon, Derry, Ireland, New...